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Sunday, Jan 16, 2022

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The Setonian
Opinion

The Case for Makerspace

What makes an idea powerful? A good idea is not implicitly powerful; an idea is made powerful by being shared. Over the past few months, a friend and I have built a laser sensor system that tracks and updates how crowded the dining halls are, so students can make more informed decisions about how to ...

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Opinion

The College and The Campus

Katrina Drury, the first-year responsible for last week’s opinion piece “It’s Not Fair,” shows no remorse. Like her prior writings, Drury openly attacks Black and Brown people here in The Campus, the widest read medium for college voices past and present. At best, the op-ed’s social outlook ...

The Setonian
Opinion

Equity Before Equality

This column is written by white students and for white students. Each week, we will discuss topics or themes regarding race and, more specifically, the role of whiteness in race relations. If you would like to reach out to us personally to continue these conversations, please feel free to do so. “Equity ...

The Setonian
Opinion

Racism Doesn't Exist

I’m only human, but I think it’s long past time for me to shrug off the pitiful garments of my victimhood and take a stand, and as a person with Black heritage, I believe that I am an authority in my community and can thus speak for all of us. I mean, all Black people are basically the same, and ...

The Setonian
Opinion

White Privilege in the Face of the Law

This article is not meant to be comprehensive as it neither discusses the depth and complexities of policing, prosecution and incarceration nor the intersections of identities. We encourage you to explore how trans and gender non-conforming people, queer people, people with disabilities and impoverished ...

The Setonian
Opinion

It’s Not Fair

Life’s not fair. Ever since we were little children, we’ve heard that phrase so many times, and while we never wanted to believe it, it’s true. Life isn’t fair. And it all starts at birth: we arrive into this world carrying different kinds of baggage already packed with genes that predetermine ...

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Opinion

Imagining Radical Accountability for Sexual Violence

We will not engage in a “debate” about the college judicial process. We are not here to attack college administrators who are working within the confines of Title IX legislation to create as supportive and fair a process as they can. Despite administrators’ best intentions, the judicial process ...

The Setonian
Opinion

Not Victims, Not Risks, Not Impressed

This letter was co-authored by three Middlebury survivors. It is not our intention to speak for all survivors, but rather to speak from our own situated experiences. The identities inhabited within adjudicatory processes are not divorced from the world outside of them – race, class, ability, gender, ...

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Opinion

Inclusion Beyond Tradition

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” — Toni Morrison  Many of you may know, and others of you may wish not to know, that many members of our community are involved in “secret” societies on campus. From the leisure activities ...

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